"The Book I Read" as written by and David Byrne....
I'm writing 'bout the
Book I read
I have to sing about the
Book I read
I'm embarrassed to admit it hit the soft spot in my heart
When I found out you wrote the
Book I read so

Take my shoulders as they touch your arms I've
Got little cold chills but I feel alright The
Book I read was in your eyes oh oh

Oh...I'm living in the future.
I feel wonderful.
I'm tipping over backwards
I'm so ambitious
I'm looking back I'm
Running a race and you're the book I read so

Feel my fingers as they
Touch your arms
I'm spinning around but I feel alright
The book I read was in your eyes

Na na na na...na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na
Na na na na na...na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na
Na na na na...oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oooooh...I'm living in the future
I feel wonderful
I'm tipping over backwards
I'm so ambitious
I'm looking back I'm
Running a race and you're the books I read so

Feel my fingers as they touch you arms I'm
Spinning around and I feel alright
The book I read was in your eyes

Na na na na na...na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na na
Na na na na...na na na na na na na na
Na na na na...oh oh oh oh oh oh oooh...


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"The Book I Read" as written by David Byrne

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't think it's literally about a book. I think the book is a metaphor for a person. Maybe he talks to her on the phone through another friend or something, and then meets her himself, only to realize it's the same person. He loves her, and he's imagining their future together. Maybe he's "running a race" meaning competing for her with some other guy - possibley the friend who he originally met her through. I know it's out there, but that's my idea.
    HOTlikeAcurryon August 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a wacky love song, whether it's to a book or favorite author or just some chick.
    DevastatorJr.on January 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSee that is what I thought too, but the tone of it to me kind of suggests that it is more like hes singing about how it was so easy to seduce her. He read her like a book, but then again, he DID fall in love in love with that book. I still think though, its funny because he's singing to her about how easy and satisfying it is to take advantage of her.
    brigante133on January 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"The book I read was in your eyes" gives it away.
    Willisofwengon August 07, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a guy who read a book and fell in love with it! The book isn't a book, it's a girl that heard a lot of good things about and when he met her and fell in love with her and has to compete against another guy for her!
    TheGraduateon August 03, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think of it like a story, could you imagine reading a book and loving it, and meeting an amazing person who turns out to be the author of that book...
    regbon October 06, 2006   Link

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